Sephardic
Sephardic Se*phar"dic, a. [From Sephardim, a name applied to the Spanish Jews, fr. Sephard, name of a place where Jews were held in captivity (--Ob. 20).] Of, pertaining to, or designating, the Jews (the Sephardim, also called Spanish or Portuguese Jews) descended from Jewish families driven from Spain by the Inquisition. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Sephardic — adj. Sephardic is used with these nouns: ↑Jew, ↑Judaism …   Collocations dictionary

  • Sephardic — Sephardi ► NOUN (pl. Sephardim) ▪ a Jew of Spanish or Portuguese descent. Compare with ASHKENAZI(Cf. ↑Ashkenazi). DERIVATIVES Sephardic adjective. ORIGIN Hebrew, from the name of a country mentioned in the Bible (Obadiah 20) and taken to be Spain …   English terms dictionary

  • Sephardic — adjective see Sephardi …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sephardic — See Sephardi. * * * …   Universalium

  • Sephardic — adjective relating to the tradition, customs, rituals and language of the Sephardi Jews …   Wiktionary

  • sephardic — adj. (about Jews) of Spanish or North African descent; pertaining to Jews of Spanish or North African descent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sephardic — se·phar·dic …   English syllables

  • Sephardic — /səˈfadɪk/ (say suh fahdik) adjective 1. of or relating to the Sephardim. 2. of or relating to the pronunciation of Hebrew used by the Sephardim, and of Modern Hebrew as spoken in Israel. Compare Ashkenazic …   Australian English dictionary

  • sephardic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sephardic Judaism — is the practice of Judaism as observed by the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, so far as it is peculiar to themselves and not shared with other Jewish groups such as the Ashkenazim. Sephardic Judaism does not constitute a separate denomination within… …   Wikipedia

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